Attachment Theory is the focal point of our research on children, adolescents and adults in various contexts. In our attachment bond research projects, we apply observation and self-assessment methods. We are the first research center in the Czech Republic which uses the Strange Situation Procedure method for collecting data.
All My Loved Ones
Adolescence is an important transitional period during which one expands his or her relationship network. Adolescents make more friends than in the all the preceding developmental stages. They also begin to enter into romantic relationships that are new uncharted territory for them. This is a very important developmental task for adolescents and one that ought to be successfully gone through. It is however obvious that this task at hand makes adolescents face a myriad of problems and risks and that it is not easy for everyone to live through this stage in life. Adolescence is also an important period in life for the development of mental resilience, well-being, and of the capability to positively experience things or to put it simply – of emotional happiness. We are trying to understand how adolescents’ social relationships expand and change during this crucial period, and how their relationships are potentially linked to emotional happiness.